Rick Scott critical of Trump administration’s negotiation efforts with China and North Korea
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Senator Rick Scott takes to Twitter to express concern over Donald Trump trade negotiations.

Sen. Rick Scott took to Twitter today, and Donald Trump isn’t going to be pleased about it.

Scott did not mince words on Twitter when he talked about American relations with China and North Korea, reminding the public that they are not our allies.

The three-part tweet series comes as a response to Trump’s negotiation meetings with the two countries’ leadership. Specifically, Scott addresses the announcement that Trump would once again allow Huawei, the Chinese smartphone tech giant, to purchase American goods without a license. 

This effectively lifted a sanction placed on the company by Trump, earlier, after learning they might be involved in undermining American national security. Huawei described Trump’s latest head-spinning move as a “U-turn”.

Since meeting with the Chinese government to discuss trade relations, Trump said he now believes Huawei poses no real threat for Americans.

Scott disagrees.

Scott’s disapproval doesn’t start and end with how Trump handled China, either. He had things to say about North Korea, suggesting we need to take swift action and stop wasting time in negotiations.

Here’s the full tweet, below:

“China is not our friend; they are our adversary. I applaud @realDonaldTrump for his efforts to work out a fair deal for America. 

“But Huawei is non-negotiable. Huawei is a national security threat to the U.S. and our allies.

“President Trump needs to stand strong against Huawei and stay consistent in making sure they have ZERO access to the US market.

“It’s clear that Huawei has the capacity and the desire to steal our private information and use it against us. 

“I also applaud @realDonaldTrump’s efforts to get a deal with North Korea. But we need to see action.

“We need to make progress to denuclearize the region & we need to do it soon. We shouldn’t waste our time negotiating with dictators unless we’re confident we can get a deal.”

Melissa S. Razdrih

Melissa S. Razdrih is a Tampa correspondent for Florida Politics. Razdrih graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Tampa in 2006 and went on to earn a Master's degree before switching gears to write professionally. Since then, Razdrih has been published in national blogs, like PopSugar, and local publications, like Tampa Bay Business and Wealth, on everything from self-care to cryptocurrency, but politics is her passion. Contact her at [email protected].


  • Charles Brown

    June 30, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Rick Scott is not the POTUS. He needs to do his job as a Senator for the State of Florida and let President Trump do the job he was elected to/

  • Glen Gibellina

    June 30, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Scott is a disaster for starters Fact is no other POTUS have ever step foot in North Korea
    What does Scott know about policy other than showing his stupidity

  • gary

    July 1, 2019 at 1:18 am

    Go Trump!

    Or go home!

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